As the new year rolls out, Tarlac State University continues to improve the quality of its operations by conducting the annual institutional performance review and strategic planning last January 21-22, 2021 via Zoom.
The aim of this activity is to persistently improve the university development plan with the help of invited experts from allied agencies such as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
The four divisions of the university (academic, research and extension, planning and quality assurance, administration and finance) led by their respective vice presidents and the Management Information Systems Office presented their accomplishments for the past year, status of their SUC Levelling indicators, PREXC (Program Expenditure Classification) and PBB (Performance Based Bonus) contributions, and their planned targets for 2021.
CHEDRO III Chief Education Program Specialist Ms. Lora L. Yusi and DOST III Regional Director Dr. Julius Caesar V. Sicat provided valuable inputs and feedback especially for the Academic Affairs and Research and Extension Services, respectively.
Ms. Yusi encouraged a “disruptive discussion” emphasizing that TSU should not only comply to the minimum requirements of CHED, but to be more innovative and bolder in terms of recalibrating curricula, improving internationalization programs, and maximizing online LMS (Learning Management System). She also promoted scholarship programs for both students and faculty.
After, she applauded the university for not only trying to survive but striving to achieve excellence – showing optimism that TSU will reach SUC Level 5.
On the other hand, Dr. Sicat stressed the importance of commercialization and revisiting the research agenda to ensure research outputs that are “world-class, relevant, and province-based.”
Other important inputs included developing comprehensive plans for infrastructure and faculty development, improving SUC levelling indicators, moving internal accreditation one year prior to the actual visit, aggressively promoting TSU to international employers, standardizing filing systems, and organizing a unit/office responsible for producing standard multimedia courseware/instructional materials among others.
In her opening remarks, TSU President Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari profusely thanked CHEDRO III and DOST III for their unceasing support and guidance to the university. Meanwhile, Dr. Jay R. Pabustan, Director of the Office of Planning, Performance Monitoring, and Evaluation, thanked everyone for their active participation.
In a document (TSU-PME-002-21) accessed via the university’s eDMS, Dr. Pabustan congratulated everyone for the “accomplishments and highly commended strategic plan, given by resource persons from the Department of Science and Technology and the Commission on Higher Education RO III.”